O'Brien Stadium

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O'Brien Stadium
Former names Lincoln Field
Location 100 Grant Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Owner Eastern Illinois University
Operator Eastern Illinois University
Capacity 10,000
Surface Pro-Grass
Opened 1970
Renovated 1999
Construction cost $1.7 million[1]
Architect Atkins, Barrow & Graham, Inc.[1]
Eastern Illinois Panthers (NCAA) (1970–present)

O'Brien Stadium is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Charleston, Illinois.[2] It is home to the Eastern Illinois University Panthers football and track and field teams.[3] The stadium features a nine-lane track and in 2004 an artificial turf field was installed. In 2009 a state of the art scoreboard was installed on the north end of the field with a video board and new sound system.

The record attendance for O'Brien field was 12,600 on November 9, 1980 vs. Northern Iowa. The all-time record at O'Brien Stadium is 173-85-3 as of the end of the 2016 football season.

The stadium also plays host to the IHSA State Finals in track and field every year.

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  1. ^ a b "Illinois January 21". Engineering News-Record. New York City: McGraw-Hill. 182 (1): 38. 1969. 
  2. ^ "O'Brien Field". eiupanthers.com. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  3. ^ "O'Brien Stadium articles". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 

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Coordinates: 39°28′50″N 88°10′52″W / 39.480517°N 88.181168°W / 39.480517; -88.181168